The OC Health Care Agency’s (HCA) Environmental Health Division yesterday closed the ocean and bay water areas from Pelican Point at Crystal Cove in Newport Beach to the Poche Beach interface in Dana Point/San Clemente due to a raw sewage spill.
The spill, due to a broken force main, occurred at the Ben Brown Golf Course in Laguna Beach and was first reported to the HCA at 4:40 p.m. on November 27, 2019 by the South Orange County Wastewater Authority in conjunction with the City of Laguna Beach.
At this time, the stated closures remain in effect until the results of follow-up water quality monitoring meet acceptable standards. As the situation changes over the course of the day and into the weekend, updates on closures will be posted to the HCA’s website at www.ocbeachinfo.com and on social media using the hashtag #OCBeachInfo.
If residents and/or visitors smell an odor in the affected areas and wish to file a complaint, they may do so through the South Coast Air Quality Management District by calling 1-800-CUT-SMOG (1-800-288-7664).
To report a sewage spill, please call 714-433-6419.
The article above was released by the Orange County Health Care Agency.